‘Break Point’ Renewed – Netflix Tennis Docuseries to See Second Season
By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday March 8, 2023
Get ready for “Break Point” season two on Netflix. The streaming network has announced official plans for a second season.
The series, which takes tennis fans behind the scenes of the ATP and WTA Tours, will see the second half of season 1 hit Netflix in June.
“Full Swing”, Netflix documentary following the PGA Tour, has also been renewed.
“These shows quickly appealed to core fans of golf and tennis, and also recruited brand new fans from all around the world,” Brandon Riegg, Vice President, Unscripted and Documentary Series, Netflix, said in a press release. “Like so much of our growing sports slate, the compelling characters, competitive stakes, and vibrant storytelling reveal sides of the game you’ve never seen before, and we’re excited to follow the unpredictable turns of the year ahead.”
Filming has already started to capture the highs – and lows – of the 2023 tennis season.
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On January 13th the first episodes of “Break Point” were released to mixed reviews. Episodes featuring Nick Kyrgios, Matteo Berrettini and Ajla Tomljanovic, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Paula Badosa and Taylor Fritz brought viewers face-to-face with the emotional heartache and mental anguish that comes hand-in-hand with the aspirational glory of playing on the tour.
Unsurprisingly, many tennis die-hards felt the show could have done a better job at offering content that was revelatory. Others felt the show perfectly hit the mark, tracking the highs and lows of a sport that is compelling because of its personalities as much as its athletes.
No matter the verdict, the show can have an impact when it comes to introducing new fans to the sport. Any way you slice it, a second season is good news for tennis – and tennis fans.
Here’s hoping for a third, and fourth, and fifth…
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